Kultur-Späti is a gallery dedicated to Urban Art, representing the entire contemporary spectrum of the art movement: from Graffiti to Street Art. It also deliberately covers the entire spectrum, including Pop Art and Fine Art. The gallery’s showroom deliberately invites visitors to linger and explore art and is more like a lounge than a typical gallery. Located in the young pulsating district in Berlin-Friedrichshain, it has been named one of the spots of Berlin’s cultural summer 2018 by “21” – a cultural program of Deutsche Welle. Owner Thomas Töpfer, sees himself more as an educator and advisor in this art form. A former dentist and long-time collector, he is internationally active through international contacts to artists and through consulting in building up corresponding collections.

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Program

“Father and sons of BANKSY”

8.09 bis 12.09

The exhibition “Father and sons of BANKSY” shows works by Banksy, the icon of Street Art, and by Blek le Rat, the godfather of stencil art, about whom Banksy says: “Everything I did, Blek le Rat did too, only 10 years earlier.” Furthermore, works by young upcoming international Street Art artists will be shown: Gera1, Bustart and Robin Abramovic, aka Bambsy, whose successful path is mapped out because they meet international standards early on.

Vernissage 08.09
18:00-22:00h

opening times 08.09 – 12.09
daily 12:00-20:00

Robin Abramovic

This Austrian artist is considered the answer to Banksy in his homeland. Robin has been internationally active for years and now lives and works in London. His urban works often deal with socially critical themes, but his entire spectrum covers all disciplines of urban art. Large murals, stencil art, cheeky sayings on house walls and urban light projections can be found in his projects. Robin sees himself as a universal genius, loves to test his limits and cross them in order to grow. Thanks to his socially changing art, he was the first street artist in Austria to be allowed to paint on listed churches, and at the moment he is engaged in portrait painting and installations in public spaces.

BAMBSY

A fictional character who can best be described as “The Lisa Simpson of Street Art”. Bambsy has built up a large and loyal fan base over the last 5 years through her humorous street art. Her art sets itself the goal of drawing attention to the situation of street children and to economically and socially disadvantaged people. Bambsy therefore often switches between well-known pop cultural elements and socially critical motifs in order to move her audience. The artist Robin Abramovic, who is behind the project, believes that reality can be made accessible and comprehensible to the audience more through a fictional character, such as a small deer, than through a real person. Success proves him right and Bambsy conquers one heart after another with her open and cheeky manner to spread her messages… and they’re not afraid of Disney!